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August 11, 2015
Beijing: China has ordered 120 songs to be pulled from the Internet, including tracks titled "Don´t Want to Go to School" and "All Must Die" because they promoted obscenity, violence or "incited law-breaking", authorities said.
No individual or organisation is allowed to provide the songs, which "trumpeted obscenity, violence, crime or harmed social morality", the Ministry of Culture said in a statement on Monday.
Most of the blacklisted tunes were by unknown singers or bands but had striking titles, including "No Money No Friend" and "Suicide Diary", a list attached to the statement showed.
The list provided "specific targets for Internet organisations´ self-censorship", the ministry said, adding companies should "remove the products accurately, be aware of the bottom line and improve their service".
Anyone who does not comply "will be punished severely according to the law", it said.